Lange Kievitstraat 118-120
2018, Antwerp

+32 3 206 7510

+32 3 206 7511

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: David Dessers
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Managing Partner: Filip De Schouwer
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Partner: Pieter Capiau
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Partner: Yannick Verrycke
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 25
Network memberships:, European fintech platform
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish

Cresco is a premier business law firm focused on providing business law advice and counsel to entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies and various types of investors, including private equity investors, venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors.

Our international focus and transactional work ensures that our lawyers are very well-versed in developing market trends and practices, hence providing our clients with a strong strategic advantage in a competitive environment.

Cresco has market-leading capabilities and thorough experience in private equity and venture capital, emerging and growth companies, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, technology and innovation counselling, entrepreneur and executive guidance, complex commercial agreements, real estate and dispute resolution, as well as in a large variety of operational legal, contractual and strategic matters.

"They offered great assistance. They have the best people, a great understanding of emerging technologies and venture capital combined with twenty four-seven responsiveness. That's what you need when you deal with the big guys. Cresco has the technical chops and pragmatism to match their legal acumen."

"They are by far the best legal team a venture capital fund can think of."

“Speedy and professional treatment of questions, pro-active approach.”

David Dessers

Pieter Capiau

Yannick Verrycke

Mergers & Acquisitions - Recent transactional highlights:

  • Hummingbird Ventures on exit Gram Games to Zynga;
  • Trendminer on exit to Software AG;
  • Ansem on exit to Cyient;
  • Teneo on acquisition of Cabinet DN;
  • NGData on acquisition of Eccela.

Venture investments and fund formations - Recent transactional highlights:

  • imec.xpand on various technology investments;
  • Lindacare on investment by Philips Ventures;
  • Otium Capital on investment in Urban Farm Company;
  • Volta Ventures on investments in Sweepbright, Chili Publish, Yield, Qualifio, Ecochain, Magnetic, Bitsensor and StorReduce;
  • NGData on investment by HPE Private Equity;
  • Hummingbird Ventures on investments in Frontier Car Group and Automata.